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Slow Cooking Thursday ~ Slow-Cooked Pork Loin

Most of you know that I use my slow cooker a lot because it is just so easy and I’m all about easy when it comes to the kitchen. Yesterday I tried a new recipe out and it turned out really well so I’m going to share it with you because I’m just nice like that ;>)

Slow-Cooked Pork Loin

1 boneless whole pork loin roast (3.5 to 4 lbs)

1 tbsp canola oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 celery rib, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 envelope brown gravy mix

1 cup water

1 cup unsweetened apple juice

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tsps Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides. Transfer to a 5-qt slow cooker. In the same skillet, saute onion and celery until tender; add to slow cooker.

In a small bowl, combine gravy mix and water. Stir in the remaining ingredients; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees and meat is tender. Skim fat from cooking juices; serve with roast.

My notes: okay so I’m way to lazy to brown my meat beforehand so I skipped this step and it still turned out nicely and no one was the wiser…shhhh it will be our secret.

Source: Light & Tasty September 2007

For more slow cooking recipes visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM!


13 Responses to “Slow Cooking Thursday ~ Slow-Cooked Pork Loin”
  1. 1
    Lyn says:

    Yes, you are nice like that, thank you!

  2. 2
    Eleisia says:

    I won’t tell anyone that you didn’t brown the meat! This sounds like a yummy recipe for pork roast.

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  3. 3
    Jen says:

    Sounds yummy.

  4. 4
    Debi says:

    Oh Laura, this sounds wonderful! (And I’m glad you ‘fessed up. I probably would have skipped trying this one if I thought I “had” to brown it first!)

  5. 5
    Susanne says:

    Scout’s honor. Won’t tell a soul. Sounds yummy with that applesauce.

  6. 6
    Mari says:

    I often skip that step too, and have never had a problem because of it. This looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

  7. 7
    Renee's Ramblings says:

    This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it out.

  8. 8
    Sandra says:

    Oh it sounds soooo good, you know I always skip the browning first part too LOL

  9. 9
    Nicole says:

    ymmmmm sounds “delish” :)

  10. 10
    Shannon says:

    YUMMO! I love slow-cooker foods. Especially roasts when the weather is crisp and cool outside. Hope you and the family enjoyed it.

  11. 11
    SAHMmy Says says:

    I never brown meat before it goes in the crockpot either! I figure once I scrub the extra pan and degrease the range hood and stove, there goes the time saved by using the crockpot! This recipe sounds great, and I have all the ingredients on hand–it’s what’s for dinner at my house tonight! Thanks!

  12. 12
    mjpuzzlemom says:

    This looks good. Thanks for sharing!


  13. 13
    Debbie Woods says:

    Made this today and it was delish!! I’m not usually much of a pork fan, but complaints of too much same ol’, same ol’ had me looking for something different. Not only was it incredibly easy (and yes, I did brown), but it was sooo yummy and flavorful. I paired it w/ mashed potatoes and carrots and just can’t say enough how much I loved this dish! Thank you!